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June 30, 1997 | Associated Press
Two small earthquakes struck San Bernardino County near here Sunday night. No one was hurt and no damage was reported. The larger quake, measuring 3.4, hit at 6:05 p.m. about 12 miles east-northeast of Barstow, said Steve Bryant, seismologist at Cal Tech in Pasadena. The smaller quake, which registered 3.3, occurred 23 minutes later at the same location, Bryant said. Both were aftershocks to a magnitude 5.1 quake that jarred the area March 18.
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April 14, 2001 | From Associated Press
Two small earthquakes separated by about 40 miles and four minutes hit north Orange County and San Bernardino County on Friday morning. A magnitude 3.5 quake struck at 4:50 a.m. about five miles southeast of Yorba Linda. It was followed by a 2.9 magnitude temblor at 4:54 a.m. centered four miles east of Redlands, which is east of San Bernardino. Police near the quake epicenters said there were no reports of damage. Sgt.
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October 17, 1999 | TOM GORMAN and MITCHELL LANDSBERG, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
A magnitude 7.0 earthquake struck the Mojave Desert northwest of Twentynine Palms early Saturday, knocking an Amtrak passenger train off its tracks and damaging two highway bridges, but otherwise causing remarkably little harm and no deaths. Four people on Amtrak's Southwest Chief from Chicago to Los Angeles were injured, none seriously, when the temblor--the fourth strongest in Southern California this century--rocked the region at 2:46 a.m.
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March 25, 2001 | From Associated Press
Two small quakes rattled areas east of Los Angeles on Saturday, but no damage or injuries were reported. A magnitude-3.0 quake struck just before 1:07 a.m. and was centered eight miles northwest of Ludlow, said Sue Hough of the U.S. Geological Survey. It was considered an aftershock to the 7.1-magnitude Hector Mine temblor in 1999, which shook a remote part of the Mojave Desert. There have been thousands of aftershocks since then. The second quake struck about 4:41 p.m.
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May 24, 1992 | PETER H. KING
First came the real estate signs. Planted in the sand every 50 yards or so, each touted a priced-to-move patch of barren sage land. Then came the town--a collection of low-slung cinder-block storefronts, barely enough to justify a small dot on the road map. I noticed an unusual proliferation of Ross Perot posters and a bumper sticker that warned: "I Brake for Hallucinations." Clearly, this was Joshua Tree.
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October 18, 1999 | ROBERT LEE HOTZ and DIANA MARCUM and KENNETH REICH, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
On Saturday, the Marine Corps suspended its combat exercises just long enough for the scientists to make a three-hour helicopter survey of the immediate quake zone, but the Marines refused to allow a plane carrying Jet Propulsion Laboratory earthquake experts to fly over the base. Two Marine ordinance experts accompanied Hudnut's USGS team to ensure that when they landed periodically to scramble on foot along the new rupture, they did not step on mines or unexploded shells.
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January 6, 1998 | PETER Y. HONG and KENNETH REICH, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
A magnitude 4.3 earthquake struck Monday morning about five miles north of Yorba Linda, rattling the Carbon Canyon area, causing light damage and prompting the evacuation of a few classrooms near the epicenter. The 10:14 a.m. temblor near the Whittier fault was centered five miles southwest of Chino in San Bernardino County at a depth of five miles. It was felt moderately in Orange, Los Angeles and Riverside counties.
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June 29, 1992 | KENNETH REICH and JUDY PASTERNAK, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Sunday morning's unusual seismic occurrence--separate big earthquakes 20 miles apart in rural San Bernardino County--resulted in the most strongly worded earthquake advisory ever issued by the state. Clearly taken by surprise by the twin temblors, which included the most powerful in California in 40 years, scientists joined the state Office of Emergency Services in the unprecedented public statement warning Southern California residents to prepare themselves for at least a large aftershock.
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November 15, 1999
The strongest aftershock of the Hector Mine earthquake in two weeks rattled an area 35 miles east of Barstow and just north of Interstate 40 early Sunday, Caltech seismologists reported. The 6:20 a.m. temblor measured magnitude 4.5. There were no reported injuries or damage. The quake was at the northern edge of the Hector Mine aftershock zone. Scientists have said aftershocks from the 7.1 earthquake of Oct. 16 may last a decade.
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June 29, 1992 | ERIC BAILEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Like a prizefighter rolling with the punches, Orange County escaped Sunday's two powerful earthquakes relatively unscathed, but the temblors still caused widespread power outages, burst waterlines and prompted the brief evacuation of 300 guests at Disneyland Hotel.
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December 24, 2000 | From Associated Press
A pair of earthquakes rumbled in San Bernardino and Kern counties Saturday, but there were no reports of injury or damage. The larger quake struck at 5:04 p.m. and registered magnitude-4.4, said Mandy Johnson, seismologist at Caltech. The epicenter was 31 miles south of Bakersfield in a rural area just north of the Los Angeles County line. It was a new quake and not an aftershock. No one was hurt, and no property was damaged, a Kern County sheriff's dispatcher said.
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September 17, 2000 | From Times Wire Services
Two earthquakes rattled Southern California late Friday night and Saturday morning. A magnitude-3.3 temblor struck at 6:24 a.m. Saturday about two miles east of Marina del Rey, according to U.S. Geological Survey seismologist Lucy Jones. "It sounded like a pop of thunder and the building shook," said Kristin Wenning, who lives in the area, which is about 10 miles southwest of downtown Los Angeles.
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July 15, 2000 | Associated Press
A small earthquake shook the Mojave Desert on Friday, but there were no reports of injury or damage. The magnitude 3.8 tremor struck at 3:24 p.m. and was centered about 15 miles northwest of Ludlow, said Doug Given, a seismologist at Caltech in Pasadena. The shaker was an aftershock to the magnitude 7.1 Hector Mine quake that woke much of Southern California early on Oct. 16. Thousands of aftershocks have been recorded, but most have been too small to be felt.
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June 27, 2000
The strongest aftershock of the Hector Mine earthquake in several months, measuring magnitude 4.6, shook an area of the Mojave Desert just north of Interstate 40 and 42 miles east of Barstow on Monday morning, Caltech seismologists said. The 8:43 a.m. temblor was followed seven minutes later by a 3.7 rumble in the same vicinity, which is nine miles northwest of the hamlet of Ludlow. It was felt distinctly in the desert area bounded by Barstow, Baker and Twentynine Palms.
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November 15, 1999
The strongest aftershock of the Hector Mine earthquake in two weeks rattled an area 35 miles east of Barstow and just north of Interstate 40 early Sunday, Caltech seismologists reported. The 6:20 a.m. temblor measured magnitude 4.5. There were no reported injuries or damage. The quake was at the northern edge of the Hector Mine aftershock zone. Scientists have said aftershocks from the 7.1 earthquake of Oct. 16 may last a decade.
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October 21, 1999 | Associated Press
A swarm of moderate aftershocks from last week's Hector Mine earthquake, including two that reached magnitude 5.1, shook the Mojave Desert on Wednesday evening. There were no reports of damage or injury in the sparsely populated area 150 miles northeast of Los Angeles. The 35-minute flurry of seismic activity began at 6:25 p.m. with a 4.3-magnitude temblor that was centered about 30 miles from Baker, said Kate Hutton, a Caltech seismologist. It was followed within half an hour by a 4.
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March 12, 1998
A magnitude 4.5 earthquake centered on a little-known fault five miles southeast of San Bernardino shook much of the Inland Empire and parts of Los Angeles and Orange counties at 4:18 a.m. Wednesday, seismologists said. Neither damage nor injuries were reported in the temblor, the latest of several moderate quakes to occur in Southern California in the last week. Seismologist Lucy Jones of the U.S.
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October 21, 1999 | DIANA MARCUM, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
The spot where the Hector Mine quake rumbled to the surface is marked by a gash in the earth that sent a cobweb of cracks across the hardscrabble ground as if it were an Easter egg shell. It sits on this remote plain, which is usually only seen by bomber pilots from the Marine base at Twentynine Palms. But the Marines took a break from war games Monday, two days after the 7.1 quake, allowing scientists to map and study the fresh rupture.
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